Ever Thought Of Making Your Own Biodiesel Fuel?

Have you ever thought of making homemade biodiesel? Were you even aware that it was possible to make your own biodiesel? Well it is possible and there are many who are doing this very thing right in their own homes. If you are considering making your own biodiesel or if you are just interested in the whole idea, I have a story about where diesel got it's name.

In 1900 a new fuel source was introduced. The amazing thing about this fuel was that it was derived from peanut oil. Unfortunately, shortly after introducing this fuel, the gentleman died, his name was Rudolph Diesel. That is where the name diesel comes from even though the fuel name after him is not from peanut oil, it was a way for people to honor his inventiveness. In time his new fuel was forgotten until recently. And now homemade biodiesel is a process that farmers all over the country are using to help the environment and to save money.

Anyone who is considering making homemade biodiesel should be very careful when researching this procedure. Incorrectly made biodiesel can damage your vehicle by obstruction the fuel system, corroding parts of the engine and deposit debris in the injection pumps. All of these problems can be avoided if you are careful and learn the correct procedure.

You should be aware that after you learn how to make your own home diesel fuel you there may be another set of obstacles you will need to face and they come in the form of local and state governments. You see the government, of course, want to tax any fuel made at home. In other words you would be paying tax on your home biodiesel just as you pay tax on diesel at the pump. Personally, I think this is ludicrous. Do we get taxed on homemade bread, cookies, or any other type of food? No! You can even roll your own cigarettes at home and not get taxed, but when it comes to fuel, the government thinks that is a different story and it is one more way for them to get their hands in your pockets.

As you can imagine, this is causing a lot of hard feelings with farmers. You see farmers feel they have a right to use what they have grown on their own farms to make their own biodiesel. And who can blame them? This is one of those issues that will be evolving over time and should be very interesting to watch.

The bottom line is that homemade biodiesel is possible, is much better for the environment and can save you a lot of money. But, do your homework before trying anything like this and it is even better if you can go a take a class on homemade biodiesel fuel before setting out on your own.